ElectionGudie

Feb. 11, 2007 Held

3,840,176
Voted
Portugal

Portuguese Republic

Referendum

Results

43%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,840,176
Valid Votes:3,766,198
Invalid Votes:25,884

Provisions

Do you agree that abortions, carried out in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, with the woman's consent, in a legal medical establishment, should no longer be illegal?

No1,534,669

40.75

Yes2,231,529

59.25

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Changes in abortion law to make abortions within 10 weeks of pregnancy legal for all women in Portugal.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Aníbal António Cavaco SILVA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jose SOCRATES
  • Assembly: Portugal has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da Republica) with 230 seats.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum on legalization of abortion for all women until the tenth week of pregnancy* Do you agree that abortions, carried out in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, with the woman's consent, in a legal medical establishment, should no longer be illegal?
     

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,542,964 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 9,085,339 (January 2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,459,327 (2007)

·         Is Portugal a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (24 April 1980)

·         Has Portugal ratified CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 49 (following the 2005 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 43 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Portugal a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Portugal ratified CRPD: Yes (23 September 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,581,444 (est.)